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Erich Rast

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, FCT

Email: erich@snafu.de, erast@fcsh.unl.pt

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Bio note

Erich Rast (Ph.D. Roskilde University, Denmark 2007) works as a senior researcher at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His current research is focused on the (meta-)semantics and pragmatics of evaluative terms such as ‘good’ and on theories of value structure and betterness relations. He has published a book on indexicality and written articles on linguistic context-dependence, type-driven semantics for quantifier domain restriction, and abductive reasoning in higher-order logics. He has also worked on philosophical and formal aspects of value disagreement, value structure, philosophical aspects of de se attitudes, and the role of computationalism in the philosophy of mind. Rast has participated in various research projects on the role of context dependence in epistemology and the philosophy of language. He is currently the principal investigator of a national research project on “Values in Argumentative Discourse” funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

 

Academic Expertise and Research interests

Philosophy of Language,  Value Theory, Logic, Ontology, Formal Epistemology, 20th Century Philosophy

 

Publications

Books

  • Baptista, L. and Rast, E. (eds.): Meaning and Context. New York, Bern: Peter Lang 2010. ISBN 978-3-0343-0574-7.
  • Rast, E.: Reference and Indexicality. Berlin: Logos Verlag 2007.  ISBN 978-3832517243.

 

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

  • Concept Theory. Forthcoming in: Hansson, S. O. & Hendricks, V. F. Introduction to Formal Philosophy. Springer 2018.
  • Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning. (2017) Croatian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 17 No. 3.
  • Modeling Value Disagreement. Erkenntnis, Vol. 81, No. 4 (August 2016), pp. 853-880, DOI 10.1007/s10670-015-9772-8.
  • Commentary on Hitchcock's All Things Considered. In Lewinski, M. & Mohammed, D.: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, Vol. 1. College Publications 2016, pp. 181-186.
  • Harming Yourself and Others: A Note on the Asymmetry of Agency in Action Evaluations. Polish Journal of Philosophy, Vol. VIII, No. 2 (2014), pp. 65-74. ISSN 1897-1652. DOI: 10.5840/pjphil20082219.
  • Context as Assumptions. In Lihoreau, F. & Rebuschi, M. (eds.): Epistemology, Context, and Formalism. Springer 2014, pp. 9-39.
  • De se Attitudes and Semiotic Aspects of Cognition. In Fonseca, J. & Gonçalves, J. (eds.): Philosophical Perspectives on the Self. Peter Lang 2015, pp. 121-146.
  • Book review of Fenstad's "Grammar, Geometry, & Brain", Studia Logica, February 2014, Vol. 102, No. 1, pp. 219-223.
  • On contextual domain restriction in categorial grammar. Synthese Vol. 190 No. 12 (Aug. 2013), pp. 2085-2115.
  • De Se Puzzles, the Knowledge Argument, and the Formation of Internal Knowledge, Analysis & Metaphysics, Vol. 11 (Dec. 2012), pp. 106-132.
  • Nonindexical Context-Dependence and the Interpretation as Abduction Approach. Lodz Papers in Pragmatics, Vol. 7 No. 2 (Dec. 2011), pp. 259-279.
  • Classical Possibilism and Fictional Objects. In Lihoreau, F. (ed.): Truth in Fiction. Frankfurt: Ontos 2011, pp. 77-92.
  •  Plausibility Revision in Higher-Order Logic With an Application in Two-Dimensional Semantics. In Arrazola, Xabier and Ponte, María (eds.): LogKCA-10 - Proceedings of the Second ILCLI International Workshop on Logic and Philosophy of Knowledge, Communication and Action. San Sebastian/Donostia: University of the Basque Country Press/ILCLI 2010, pp. 387-403.
  • Introduction to Meaning and Context (together with L. Baptista), In Rast / Baptista (eds.): Meaning and Context, Peter Lang 2011, pp. 1-17.
  • What Simulations Can’t Do: Reply to Fonseca and Gärtner. The Reasoner Vol. 3, No. 10 (Oct. 2009), pp. 5-6.
  • Context and Interpretation. In Larrazabal, Jesus M. and Zubeldia, Larraitz: Meaning, Content, and Argument. San Sebastian/Donostia: University of the Basque Country Press/ILCLI 2009, pp. 515-534.
  • A Remark About Essential Indexicals. The Reasoner Vol. 2, No. 10 (Oct. 2008), pp. 5-6.
  • Reference and Indexicality. PhD Thesis, Roskilde University 2006.

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Kant Reading Group

Inês Salgueiro, "From Hume to Kant via Wittgenstein"

11 de Outubro de 2019

O corpo na arte e na filosofia tropicalistas: os triunfos e desafios do modernismo brasileiro até agora

CultureLab

08 de Outubro de 2019

Kant Reading Group

Sofia Miguens, "I, Me, Mine - Back to Kant, and…

27 de Setembro de 2019

Gratuitous Violence & Free Will in a Nihilistic Age

International Conference on Gratuitous Violence & Free Will in a…

19 de Setembro de 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Jeff McMahan - "Future People, Climate Change, and War"

12 de Setembro de 2019

THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Conferência Internacional THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

10 de Setembro de 2019

7ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

André Silva Santos apresenta Moses und Aron (Straub-Huillet, 1975) e…

23 de Julho de 2019

Kant Reading Group

António Marques, "Kant against the Animals"

19 de Julho de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Olivier Chassaing, "The Expressive Function of Punishment"

26 de Junho de 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Nuria Sánchez Madrid, "Linhas de fuga da comunidade estética e…

21 de Junho de 2019

Kant Reading Group

Nuria Sánchez Madrid, "Oeuvre de l'Art et Oeuvre d'Art"

21 de Junho de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Per Algander, "Needing and Necessity"

05 de Junho de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Regina Queiroz, "European Liberalisms: An Essay in Comparative Political Thought"

23 de Maio de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Roberto Merrill, " "Ethically justifiable? Free riding versus fair shares"

02 de Maio de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Dina Mendonça, "Kant on the Moral Cultivation of Feelings"

17 de Abril de 2019

4ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Sérgio Dias Branco apresenta “Os Lugares da Esperança”

10 de Abril de 2019

3ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Diego Hoefel apresenta "Reinvenções Dramatúrgicas do Melodrama no Cinema Contemporâneo:…

02 de Abril de 2019

Seminário Permanente de Pensamento Antigo

CultureLab | Art(s) of Living

15 de Março de 2019

Frank Zenker, 12 March 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Why replication is your problem, too"

12 de Março de 2019

Robert Clowes, Postponed To be Re-Arranged

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Postponed

07 de Março de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Jorge Gonçalves, "A Darwinian Dilemma for Realist Theories of Value"

06 de Março de 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 6

with Jean-Gabriel Périot and Alain Brossat

28 de Fevereiro de 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 5

with Albert Serra and Alexander Garcia Düttmann

21 de Fevereiro de 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | 2. Arquivo e Atlas: João Oliveira Duarte e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

20 de Fevereiro de 2019

A catarse em Nietzsche

Aula/Palestra do prof. Ernani Chaves (Univ. Federal do Pará)

14 de Fevereiro de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "On the Rationality of Democratic Choice"

06 de Fevereiro de 2019

Erich H. Rast, 5 Feb 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Multidimensional ‘better than’"

05 de Fevereiro de 2019

Arte e Tradução

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

29 de Janeiro de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "How to accept the transitivity of better than"

23 de Janeiro de 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | 1. Colecção e Memória: Maria João Gamito e Claudio Rozzoni

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

22 de Janeiro de 2019

2nd ERB Project Lecture

Wagner Teles de Oliveira

14 de Janeiro de 2019

Book Symposium

Nuno Venturinha's Description of Situations

10 de Dezembro de 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 9ª Sessão: Ana Falcato

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

06 de Junho de 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

29 de Maio de 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

23 de Maio de 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 8ª Sessão: Antonio Moretti

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

16 de Maio de 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

04 de Maio de 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 4ª Sessão: Ana Kiffer

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

31 de Janeiro de 2018

Seminário livre: “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura”

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

18 de Outubro de 2017

Instituições

FCT
FCSH